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  1. Mar 5, 2014
    3
    In this installment of Rune Factory Nintendo lowered the age of their market and really dropped the ball in possible appeal for adults. The main appeal of using the Wii over other platforms is the ease of holding the devices. If you've had nerve damage or a stroke, gaming can be a form of physical therapy and having some story / adventure helps one to pursue the effort and rewire thoseIn this installment of Rune Factory Nintendo lowered the age of their market and really dropped the ball in possible appeal for adults. The main appeal of using the Wii over other platforms is the ease of holding the devices. If you've had nerve damage or a stroke, gaming can be a form of physical therapy and having some story / adventure helps one to pursue the effort and rewire those nerves. In Tides of Destiny they reduced the story to about a 10 year old mindset and added all sorts of special attacks that require nerve function not present in someone using the device in the manner that they originally marketed it, namely to get the whole family involved. If they had that nerve function they would be using a different gaming platform of which there are many. They added all manner of lights and whistles that are simply confusing to anyone over about 30, and certainly over 50. They totally destroyed the crafting system in that getting in the green zone to improve an item is now random instead of actually aiming at and hitting the green zone as in Rune Factory Frontier.

    The aging gamer is an ignored market that the Wii claimed to want to fill, yet where are the adult adventure games?
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  1. 75
    The villager interaction, combat, and farming are all serviceable, but none of the singular aspects of the game are spectacular. Series faithful will no doubt dig this game, though they might be put off by the farming simplification.
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny is good-looking and vibrant, with interesting characters, a compelling plot, and voice acting that's pretty solid. [Oct 2011, p.86]